8 episodes

The Happy Hour is a podcast all about happy news, stories, and experiences. Hosts Malakai Wade and shaylyn martos aim at bringing some palate-cleansing to your day, and perhaps a cocktail recipe. New episodes every other Friday at 5pm pst.

The Happy Hour: A Palate-cleansing Podcast The Happy Hour

    • Entertainment News
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The Happy Hour is a podcast all about happy news, stories, and experiences. Hosts Malakai Wade and shaylyn martos aim at bringing some palate-cleansing to your day, and perhaps a cocktail recipe. New episodes every other Friday at 5pm pst.

    Wine Wednesday Bonus Episode

    Wine Wednesday Bonus Episode

    Welcome to a very special bonus episode of the Happy Hour!On today’s Wine Wednesday mini-episode, hosts Malakai and shaylyn share how they choose which stories to cover on the palate-cleansing podcast. For them, positive stories can either be “feel good” or “happy” news. So what’s the difference between the two? And why is it important to focus on the latter rather than the former?

    • 8 min
    Episode 6: A CONSCIOUS ACTIVIST

    Episode 6: A CONSCIOUS ACTIVIST

    Hosts Malakai and shaylyn talk about World Mental Health Day and announce the opening of Crane Cove Park in SF’s Dogpatch. They speak with Ibory Moore, the president of Black Residents United in Housing at SF State about Black resources and representation on campus. Plus, a special cocktail for someone who reviewed the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Rate and review if you want a tailor-made cocktail too! 

    • 36 min
    Episode 5: TANGERINE SKIES

    Episode 5: TANGERINE SKIES

    It’s Friday, it’s 5 p.m., and it’s time for a new episode of the Happy Hour: A Palate Cleansing Podcast! On this episode, your hosts Malakai and shaylyn break down some different perspectives regarding the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, give some happy fire updates and chat with Xpress photographer Jun Ueda and Xpress reporter Justice Garcia about their varying coverage of the fires and the day the sky went orange. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and find us on Instagram @thhpodcast and on Twitter @happyhournews. You can find the full transcript for the episode here. Also, the recipe for this week’s tailor-made cocktail can be found on our website: https://thehhpodcast.wixsite.com/thehappyhourWe hope you have a happy, hopeful weekend. We need some happiness these days!Thank you to Arman Billimoria for composing and performing our theme music. Additional audio editing for this episode was done by Joel Umanzur Jr., The Happy Hour is produced in collaboration with the Golden Gate Xpress Newspaper and Xpress Magazine out of San Francisco State University.

    • 47 min
    Episode 4: SHAKESPEARE WAS QUEER

    Episode 4: SHAKESPEARE WAS QUEER

    Welcome back to the Happy Hour! On today’s episode, hosts Malakai Wade (@malakaiwade) and shaylyn martos (@shaylynmartos) talk about some good palate-cleansers relating to William Shakespeare’s sexuality, evacuated farm animals, and how a Berkeley non-profit is training copwatchers across the globe. Plus a fabulous summer cocktail recipe perfect for this warm weather! Visit our website for the full recipe. And check out our Instagram @thhpodcast for the recipe!We recognize that today is 9/11. We want to express support to the Muslim-American community and to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy.Reference Material and Background Info!William Shakespeare Was Bisexual, New Book Confirmshttps://www.them.us/story/william-shakespeare-was-bisexualWilliam Shakespeare was 'undeniably' bisexual, researchers claimhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/22/williamshakespearewas-undeniably-bisexual-researchers-claim/Covid-19: Challenges of working on Senegal's frontlinehttps://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-53773290The Covid-19 Global Response Indexhttps://globalresponseindex.foreignpolicy.com/Akon breaks ground on $6 billion “Akon City” project in Senegalhttps://twitter.com/APEntertainment/status/1300890199308763145?s=20Berkeley Copwatchhttps://twitter.com/copwatch411?lang=enCopwatch Databasehttp://www.copwatch.org/Interest in Community Police Watch Training Soars as Courses Go Onlinehttps://sfpublicpress.org/interest-in-community-police-watch-training-soars-as-courses-go-online/

    • 36 min
    Episode 3: A NECESSARY CONVERSATION Part 2

    Episode 3: A NECESSARY CONVERSATION Part 2

    Welcome to our first Happy Hour episode of the fall semester! Your palate cleansing podcast is here to provide some fresh insight on the relationship between the SF State Black Students’ Union and the Golden Gate Xpress, social media slactivism, and how we experience reporting from certain identity roles.Join hosts Malakai Wade (@malakaiwade) and shaylyn martos (@shaylynmartos) in our second part of a conversation with Xpress reporters Nia Coats and Whitney Papalii about their recent work and personal experiences.We find our happiness through sharing our passions with people we respect. Change begins with necessary conversation, and results from organized action.Find this week’s stories and background below!Nia’s stories: Black entrepreneurs make way for racial equity in cannabis industryhttps://goldengatexpress.org/93667/city/entrepreneurs-of-color-make-way-for-racial-equity-in-cannabis-industry/Black Invincibility: The Mythhttps://goldengatexpress.org/93062/latest/opinion/black-invincibility-the-myth/Whitney’s stories:BSU fundraiser unites campus groups to support Black businesseshttps://goldengatexpress.org/93745/campus/bsu-fundraiser-unites-campus-groups-to-support-black-businesses/SF State’s Black Student Union raises money for local Black-owned businesses https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eqGCDIH8HaTtOsfU-x6ucG-a69m1lV6ULu_LJy1hm4I/editBlack Residents United in Housing hosts its first meeting of the semester to welcome back studentshttps://goldengatexpress.org/90911/campus/black-residents-united-in-housing-hosts-its-first-meeting-of-the-semester-to-welcome-back-students/Background research (optional!):SFSU Resource Guide, collected by the BSUhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x87NkMmRoyiEYnxWk0uI05d-HAk5Et-ogfZrNAwB0zk/edit#gid=0Fighting inequity in the face of COVID-19https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/06/covid-fighting-inequityGater article from 1967https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U7OACXHB3pruVF9ivULeDtaR266grrBh/view?usp=drivesdk‘We still have a long way to go,’ say 1968 SF State activistshttps://goldengatexpress.org/85419/latest/news/we-still-have-a-long-way-to-go-say-1968-sf-state-activists/The fight for Ethnic Studies continueshttps://goldengatexpress.org/89909/latest/news/the-fight-for-ethnic-studies-continues/Promises unfulfilled for College of Ethnic Studieshttps://goldengatexpress.org/78322/latest/news/promises-unfulfilled-for-college-of-ethnic-studies/Bitch Media’s Editor in Chief Evette Dionne tweets about identity roleshttps://twitter.com/freeblackgirl/status/1277617851902255104Overcoming systemic racism begins in our own newsroomshttps://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2020/overcoming-systemic-racism-begins-in-our-own-newsrooms/

    • 26 min
    Episode 3: A NECESSARY CONVERSATION Part 1

    Episode 3: A NECESSARY CONVERSATION Part 1

    Part 1: Two reporters highlighting Black experiences during a pandemicWelcome back to The Happy Hour! Your palate cleansing podcast is here to provide some fresh insight on Black experiences during the covid-19 pandemic, and how the intersections of identity shape how we all move through the world. Join hosts Malakai Wade (@malakaiwade) and shaylyn martos (@shaylynmartos) in a short jaunt from our regular format; episode 3 is a conversation with Golden Gate Xpress reporters Nia Coats and Whitney Papalii about their recent work and personal experiences. We find our happiness through sharing our passions with people we respect. Change begins with necessary conversation, and results from organized action.Find this week’s stories and background below!Nia’s stories: Black owned cannabis companieshttps://goldengatexpress.org/93667/city/entrepreneurs-of-color-make-way-for-racial-equity-in-cannabis-industry/Black Invincibility: The Mythhttps://goldengatexpress.org/93062/latest/opinion/black-invincibility-the-myth/Whitney’s stories:SF State’s Black Student Union raises money for local Black-owned businesses https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eqGCDIH8HaTtOsfU-x6ucG-a69m1lV6ULu_LJy1hm4I/editBlack Residents United in Housing hosts its first meeting of the semester to welcome back studentshttps://goldengatexpress.org/90911/campus/black-residents-united-in-housing-hosts-its-first-meeting-of-the-semester-to-welcome-back-students/Background research (optional!):SFSU Resource Guide, collected by the BSUhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x87NkMmRoyiEYnxWk0uI05d-HAk5Et-ogfZrNAwB0zk/edit#gid=0Fighting inequity in the face of COVID-19https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/06/covid-fighting-inequityMarijuana’s prohibition, its politics and its historic racists undertoneshttps://goldengatexpress.org/89550/latest/opinion/marijuanas-prohibition-its-politics-and-its-historic-racists-undertones/‘We still have a long way to go,’ say 1968 SF State activistshttps://goldengatexpress.org/85419/latest/news/we-still-have-a-long-way-to-go-say-1968-sf-state-activists/The fight for Ethnic Studies continueshttps://goldengatexpress.org/89909/latest/news/the-fight-for-ethnic-studies-continues/Promises unfulfilled for College of Ethnic Studieshttps://goldengatexpress.org/78322/latest/news/promises-unfulfilled-for-college-of-ethnic-studies/

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Jiji4 ,

love this show

i had the opportunity to be a guest on the podcast and talking to malakai and shaylyn was so much fun and hearing them talking about other topics is so fun and insightful

sweetey33 ,

Y’all are the best!

Witty and entertaining, while talking about important issues. What more could you want in a podcast?!

♡ Olivia

Cardsfam ,

This is the podcast I play whenever I’m chilling

Not only does this podcast talk about important matters, like BLM movement, but they have this air about them when they host that makes it like you’re in the room with them and somehow involved in the show. Love just relaxing and plugging them on whenever I’m in need of a good time.

Top Podcasts In Entertainment News